Ontario Research Coalition

Ontario-based Institutions Producing Evidence that Helps Improve Seniors Care


The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes/Centres on Health and Aging (ORC) brings together interdisciplinary researchers from multiple institutions working to produce evidence that focuses on improving the quality of care provided to seniors in Ontario.

The ORC has two major initiatives:

  • Engage early researchers who focus their work on seniors’ health
  • An interdisciplinary, collaborative operating grant proposal that has an impact on the planning and delivery of health care for older adults


  • Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care Research Centre of the Lawson Health Research Institute, London
  • Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health, Thunder Bay
  • Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Kingston
  • Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa
  • Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit, Toronto
  • R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Gerontological Health Research, Hamilton
  • Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Kitchener-Waterloo


ORC partners each have funds to offer one or more Early Researcher Awards. These awards provide salary support for Early Researchers or can be used to offset the cost of conducting research. Each Early Researcher award recipient is expected to present their research at the Coalition’s Annual Research Symposium in the spring.

CSAH-Affliated ORC Early Researcher Award Recipients

    • 2007-2008 - Kathryn Ellett
      Evaluating Eldercare Access Strategy in Emergency Room (EASIER+) in South East Ontario

    • 2009-2010 - Dr. David Barber
      Building Capacity for Interprofessional Collaborative Care in Long-Term Care (BCICC-LTC)

    • 2009-2011 - Sarah Clark
      Field-Based Knowledge Brokering: What does it look like?

    • 2011-2012 - Amber Knuff
      Application of Actigraphy to the Measurement of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia

    • 2012-2013 - Lindsay Delima
      Enhanced Educational Delivery Model for the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum